Thursday, September 25, 2008
"Back to school with Simone Weil," article posted at Episcopal Cafe
My most recent article, "Back to school with Simone Weil" was posted today over at the Diocese of Washington's Blog, The Episcopal Cafe. Here is an excerpt:
My students weren’t buying it. They thought that Weil was overly optimistic about the spiritual value of seemingly endless equations and Latin exercises. They thought that her notion that no concern should be given to the result of all this work, or to grades, was great in the ideal, but they were juniors and seniors, and are anxious about their grades and college, after all....
Read the rest HERE.